Masi cited following horror tackle
February 17, 2009
Masi is given his marching orders by referee Chris White in the first minute of the clash in Rome © Getty Images
Andrea Masi has been cited for the dangerous tackle that saw him sin-binned inside the opening minute of Italy's Six Nations defeat to Ireland.
Fullback Masi was yellow carded for a neck-high challenge on opposite number Rob Kearney in Sunday's 38-9 loss in Rome. Ireland's players reacted furiously to the tackle and there was a brief shoving match before order was restored.
Masi is scheduled to have his case heard by an independent Six Nations three-man disciplinary committee in London tomorrow. Should he be found guilty, he could be banned for Italy's crunch clash with Scotland a week on Saturday.
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